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Sunday Sounds: Metric, “Black Sheep”

Given that Metric just released their newest album Synthetica last month, I was originally going to feature “Youth Without Youth”, however, as my RSS and twitter feed have lovingly [and frustratingly] reminded me, next week is Comic-Con!

One of these days I’ll go down there. All I need to do is save and plan properly. Planning commences now.

So instead, in tribute to SDCC, this week’s song honors one of my favorite, and one of the best, collaborations between music, film, and obviously, comics!

Metric’s “Black Sheep” was prominently featured in the soundtrack of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. While this is probably old news to many of you, for anyone who doesn’t know, it was perfectly fitting given that Metric was in fact the inspiration for the story’s fictional band, Clash at Demonhead!

I absolutely love Metric’s electro-indie-alternative sound and how Emily Haines’ vocals are consistently balanced against aggressive riffs. Likewise, when the music becomes more melodious, as it does in the chorus of “Black Sheep”, she shifts to a sweeter sound, creating such a fantastic contrast.

Both the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World soundtrack and Synthetica are available at Metric’s official website, iTunes, and Amazon. The albums are also likely available at your local record store! ;)


Admired, Inspired 06.06.12

Links and things that make my heart sing.

  • Elsie and Emma give advice on time management– these ladies know what they’re talking about. I’m always in awe of their careers as store owners, crafters, and bloggers- they just finished their first book!
  • Catherine took a trip to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the resultant photoshoot, which was done by her equally talented twin sister, is absolutely stunning.
  • Stream Metric’s new album!
  • Amanda Palmer’s kickstarter campaign breached the $1M mark, and she detailed where the money will go. For anyone who is a fan of music and interested in the inner workings of the music-making process and industry, this is a must-read.
  • Speaking of kickstarter, the creator of the children’s fantasy book Camp Myth contacted me about his project, and it looks amazing. I’m such a sucker for mythology! The project has twelve more days to go and has almost at their goal- check it out!
  • Finally, on a somber note, the wonderful and fantastical Ray Bradbury passed away today. RIP sir, and thank you for sharing your love of life through your work.

    “I thank the universe for making life on earth and allowing me to come alive here.”